Monday, March 30, 2009

and yet I continue to be surprised...

... The local Housing Authority has issued all recipients of Section 8 Housing Vouchers the following addendums; there will be no more zero rental payments for residents on the voucher program. The minumum rental balance will now be $50.00 starting May 2009.

Yes. You read that right. No more free rent. No more $15 a month rent. If you are on government subsidies than your rent will be at least $50 a month.

I work in property management and some of your resident receive money from this program to pay their rent and as soon as their notices were delivered in the mail my phone began ringing off the hook. You would have thought the government told them they had to get a job, horror among horrors.

Yeah, good luck Obama with that mandatory volunteer program... you can't even get people to work, let alone work with out pay.

3 comments:

Ellyn said...

At the risk of sounding uncharitable and flat-out uncaring, I must admit that I've gone from being someone who would accuse anyone who took umbrage with Section 8 housing of being a NIMBY or some other variation of heartlessness to...someone who wishes she could move to get away from the next door Section 8 paradise apartment complex.

All of the regular rent paying residents have moved out and the place has become a veritable crack head circus. We do joke that the mean old lady up the street must be nostalgic for the good old days when my family was the riff-raff. But then came the drug dealers, hookers, partiers, exploding cars, flaming sofas...

Terry Nelson said...

He gonna make change dawg - know what I'm sayin'?

Janny said...

Not to worry...just send the people complaining to the White House. He's a believer in distributing wealth, right? He'll pay their rent for them!

JB